|About The Reinsel Family
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In 1976, William Edward (Bill) Reinsel published The Reinsels of Pennsylvania. Bill reported on the male descendants of John H. Reinsel (1797-1856) and Margaret Arents Reinsel (1809-1878). Also, he included the descendants of John's nephew, George Reinsel (1817-1881) and Louisa Grath (1819-1867). Bill's report stimulated my interest in family history and I have probed further into the historical record. New sources of information have become available since Bill completed his work. These have allowed me to make solid connections to people that had previously been somewhat speculative. Also, I did not limit my research to those named Reinsel. I have substantially expanded on the family tree to include those named Reintzel, Ransel, Rensel, and Ransil. I have included the Bauers and Ditzs, Cypherts, and McGranahans and McGarritys and added the ancestors of Louis Young, my son-in law and Deborah Cress my daughter-in law to this file. Certain points in the record that follows differ from material presented by Bill, These are the result of new information from sources which were not part of Bill’s research. I hope to produce and accurate history and point the way for further exploration by those who have the time and inclination to delve into history. I have pursued this research as a hobby and I doubt that I will ever truly be finished. However, I have produced a volume that may be of interest to other researchers and those who are simply curious about their relatives. In 2019 I was able to make a direct link from Henry Reinsel, born 1760, in Germany to Conrad Reinsel (Reintzel) born in Neiderhochstad Germany in 1725 and Immigrated to the colony of Pennsylvania in 1760 Bob Reinsel Fairfax, VA